Mayflower Wind seeks state approval to run cables under Portsmouth

Updated at 4:12 p.m.

MAYFLOWER WIND ENERGY LLC has proposed running power lines from its wind farm up the Sakonnet River and under Portsmouth to reach Brayton Point in Somerset. The plan requires approval from the R.I. Energy Facility Siting Board. / COURTESY MAYFLOWER WIND ENERGY LLC
PROVIDENCE – An offshore wind developer wants to run cables up the Sakonnet River and under Aquidneck Island to deliver electricity to Massachusetts' south coast. But some coastal Rhode Island towns are worried the project will disrupt residents, hurt fishermen and dissuade tourists from coming to their town. And they are going to get more…

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